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Old 01-09-2012, 02:42 PM   #1
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For anyone following the whole SOPA debate, I just wanted to let you all know that we here at YY do NOT support the bill, and have since moved our domain off of GoDaddy (SOPA flip flopper) and onto a new domain provider that is helping the fight against it.

For those that don't know what SOPA is, here is a brief explanation:

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The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), also known as H.R. 3261, is a bill that was introduced in the United States House of Representatives on October 26, 2011, by Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) and a bipartisan group of 12 initial co-sponsors.

The bill expands the ability of U.S. law enforcement and copyright holders to fight online trafficking in copyrighted intellectual property and counterfeit goods. Now before the House Judiciary Committee, it builds on the similar PRO-IP Act of 2008 and the corresponding Senate bill, the PROTECT IP Act.

The originally proposed bill would allow the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as copyright holders, to seek court orders against websites accused of enabling or facilitating copyright infringement. Depending on who requests the court orders, the actions could include barring online advertising networks and payment facilitators such as PayPal from doing business with the allegedly infringing website, barring search engines from linking to such sites, and requiring Internet service providers to block access to such sites.

The bill would make unauthorized streaming of copyrighted content a crime, with a maximum penalty of five years in prison for 10 pieces of music or movies within six months. The bill also gives immunity to Internet services that voluntarily take action against websites dedicated to infringement, while making liable for damages any copyright holder who knowingly misrepresents that a website is dedicated to infringement.

Proponents of the bill say it protects the intellectual property market and corresponding industry, jobs and revenue, and is necessary to bolster enforcement of copyright laws especially against foreign websites. They cite examples such as Google's $500 million settlement with the Department of Justice for its role in a scheme to target U.S. consumers with ads to buy illegal prescription drugs from Canadian pharmacies. Opponents say that it infringes on First Amendment rights, is Internet censorship, will cripple the Internet, and will threaten whistle-blowing and other free speech.

The House Judiciary Committee held hearings on SOPA on November 16 and December 15, 2011. The Committee is scheduled to continue debate when Congress returns from its winter recess.
For SOPA, to name a few:

Any company affiliated with the Motion Picture Industry
Go Daddy
Walmart
Sony
Phillip Morris
NRA
3M
CVS
Here is the big list if you want to know: https://sites.google.com/site/boycot...s-and-sponsors

Against:
Amazon.com
Google.com
Facebook.com
Yahoo
AOL
Wikimedia
Linked In
Twitter
Ebay
Mozilla
Full list here: http://www.cdt.org/report/list-organ...-opposing-sopa

Don't be surprised to see Google, Amazon, Yahoo, Facebook, etc. go dark in the near future over this.

I understand not wanting your content reproduced and used for free, but this law goes way too far and would shut down so many sites over frivolous crap.
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:01 PM   #2
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facebook is against it? wow
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Well, think about it. You go on FB and post a funny pic. Someone out there may "own" it, file a lawsuit, and FB, for allowing you to post it, would have to pay.

Same thing goes for here.
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The title of this thread confused me.

I think after reading that synopsis, I finally understood it. lol
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Take a look at this, this explains it better.

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I almost didn't open this thread because I thought it was about those two chicks who sang Push It.
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LOL Push it REAL good!
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Damn I came into the thread thinking it was about Mexican pastry that ypu incorrectly had spelled!!
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Brilliant.

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Love it!
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